Fantastic Four just might be the most poorly-received comic book movies of all-time or at least discussed.
It’s also one of the most under-rated films of the summer.
Seriously folks, it’s not nearly as bad as people are saying. It might not be fantastic by any stretch, but it’s a more-than-decent character-builder that makes room for some good material that will probably never see the light of day.
Josh Trank‘s direction might be a little too slow for most and the film’s final act is a mess, but the overall experience isn’t the worst thing to hit cinemas this summer.
Writer Simon Kinberg recently sat down with MTV to reveal how bummed he was about the fact that core fans were disappointed and he went onto mention ideas of a sequel and how he wants to reunite the cast and make it all work one more time.
Here’s a few tidbits from the interview:
“I was obviously disappointed. I was most disappointed that fans didn’t like it. I care more about them than I do anyone else. But I haven’t done a full deep dive on it. Do I think it was unfairly treated? I don’t know. I’ve been on plenty of happy movies that don’t turn out to be very good movies, I’ve been on a lot of unhappy, difficult sets that turn out to be great movies,” he said. “There was a lot of attention on the process of making that movie. It’s hard, when you’re making a movie, movies are hard to make. It’s just the reality.”
“I’m really focused on the next one …We’re figuring out what that movie would be. I do believe there is a great ’Fantastic Four’ movie that we’ve made with that cast. So I’m gonna figure out what that is … I’d like that to happen.”
So it appears that a sequel at the very least will get a script treatment and its fair day in court with the Fox executives, but I doubt more than discussion will result unless Fox is that desperate at keeping the original family away from Marvel.